MV Agusta is adding another new member to its Brutale line with a lower spec version of the 1090RR. The 2012 MV Agusta Brutale 1090R joins the 1090RR, 990R and the 920 in the Italian manufacturer’s lineup. MV Agusta’s Canadian importer Motovan had been offering its own version of the Brutale 1090R since April as […]
2013 MV Agusta Brutale 1090 Lineup Gets Adjustable ABS
MV Agusta announced it will offer ABS-equipped versions of its four-cylinder Brutale 1090 models. The addition of ABS should come as no surprise, considering the European Union’s recent move to make the technology mandatory for all new models larger than 125cc by 2016.
The 2013 MV Agusta Brutale 1090, 1090 R and 1090 RR will be available with the Bosch 9MP, an ABS that’s becoming popular with a number of manufacturers due to its lightweight and compact packaging. The small size of the unit was particularly helpful given the little amount of space available on the compact Brutales.
The Bosch unit uses data from internal pressure sensors as well as wheel speed sensors to calculate the optimal amount of brake pressure to prevent the wheels from locking.
The Brutales’ ABS can be deactivated via the instrument cluster controls, and in the case of the top-spec Brutale 1090 RR, riders can select between two ABS modes: Normal for everyday street use, and Race for track use or more aggressive riding.
[Source: MV Agusta]